Team 2

Coach: Stan Carpenter

#101: 5'7 '24 Ziyon Gamble (South Florence)

Starting things off, we look at a player who consistently found ways to produce despite being the smallest camper on this team, Ziyon Gamble. He's a smart, scrappy, unselfish guard prospect with a nice penetration sense and a willingness to do the dirty work on both ends of the floor. Gamble makes quality decisions with the ball in his hands, but can also work alongside another point guard with relative ease. He defends with purpose, forces turnovers at a solid rate, and rebounds very well for his size/position. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a midrange shooter, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Carpenter on Gamble: 'Ziyon is a very quick and crafty guard. He can penetrate and finish with both hands. He plays defense very hard and rebounds the ball with heart. Ziyon has an outstanding attitude and plays with tremendous effort.' Gamble made his presence felt nicely throughout camp, and should be a useful contributor for South Florence over the foreseeable future. 

#116: 6'0 '22 Decimus Lewis (Comenius)

Next, we look at a player that simply knows how to outwork opponents in all facets of the game, Decimus Lewis. He's a tough, rugged, high-motor guard prospect with a clear desire to cause constant problems for opposing guards. Lewis plays bigger than his size would imply, especially as a defender, and understands how to eliminate operating space and legitimately harass others at the point of attack. He's a sharp penetrator and useful cutter, but also shoots the ball at a reliable rate from midrange and beyond the arc. Lewis is adaptable enough to effectively fill in the gaps whenever possible, but can also expand his role and overall production as needed. He's also a great passer, teammate, and tone-setter on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would only make him more physically imposing for opponents. Coach Carpenter on Lewis: 'Decimus is a consummate point guard. He looks to get everyone involved and can score when needed. He is willing to sacrifice his body on defense and leads others with his play. He's very coachable and can play at the next level.' Lewis proved to be an asset at camp and should be slated to enjoy another productive upcoming season at Comenius. 

#119: 6'0 '23 Elijah Dates (Goose Creek)

Moving onto a player that made a fairly lasting impression with his toughness and high-motor mentality, Elijah Dates. He's an unselfish, team-first guard prospect with a strong defensive presence and nice anticipation for intercepting passing lanes. Dates utilizes his quickness very well to mirror opposing ball-handlers at the point of attack. He does a phenomenal job of getting back in transition defensively, and was able to shut down multiple fast-break opportunities. Next in his development process is working to become a more consistent three-point shooter, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Carpenter on Dates: 'Elijah is a very elusive player on offense. He can score the ball but needs to work on his three-point range to become an even better overall scorer. His effort and attitude are very good. Elijah has great court vision and plays aggressive defense.' Dates did a lot of things well during his time at camp, and should be a strong contributor for Goose Creek going forward. 

#134: 6'1 '24 Keenan DuBose (Darlington)

Continuing onto a player that consistently found ways to make an impact through his glue-guy mentality, Keenan DuBose. He's a wiry, unselfish, fairly well-rounded guard prospect with a scrappy defensive presence and the understanding of how to fill in the gaps offensively. DuBose is a capable shooter, but also makes plays effectively off the bounce or without the ball in his hands. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him a better finisher through contact. Coach Carpenter on DuBose: 'Keenan plays with very high-level energy. He sees the floor well and is able to find the open man. His area of opportunity is to become more aggressively offensively. He can finish at the rim and plays good defense on and off the ball.' DuBose enjoyed a quality showing at camp and should be able to emerge as a useful contributor for Darlington over the coming years. 

#137: 6'1 '24 Zamari Copley (Legion Collegiate)

Next, we look at a player that simply understands how to produce alongside any collection of teammates, Zamari Copley. He's a tough, smart, high-motor guard prospect with a reliable presence on both ends of the floor. Copley is a steady passer, ball-handler, and defender with the ability to legitimately outwork his assignment in all facets of the game. He doesn't require the ball to make an impact, but can run a team as needed. Copley also regularly stands out as a great teammate, both on and off the court. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to find even more scoring opportunities. Coach Carpenter on Copley: 'Zamari plays hard on both sides of the ball. He is a very good defender who can also score the basketball. His court awareness and vision allow him to get others involved. Zamari is very coachable and has tremendous long-term upside.' Copley highlighted a lot of ability throughout his time at camp and should be a quality contributor for Legion Collegiate over the foreseeable future.'

#152: 6'2 '22 Xzavier Thaggard (Trinity Byrnes)

Moving onto a player that easily stood out amongst the top performers on display, Xzavier Thaggard. He's a tough, skilled, incredibly explosive guard prospect with the ability to score the ball in a wide variety of ways. Thaggard is a relentless offensive piece with the combination of IQ, crafty ball-handling, and blinding quickness to breakdown nearly any opponent and access whatever shot he desires. He's phenomenal transition and applies constant pressure in the open floor, but has no issue finding opportunities in the half court. Thaggard is a useful passer and defender with the necessary anticipation to force turnovers at the point of attack. He's able to finish above the rim or through copious amounts of contact, but also shoots the ball well from the perimeter. Next in his development process is working on his playmaking approach, as it would allow him to operate more from the point guard position. Coach Carpenter on Thaggard: 'Xzavier is a freakishly athletic guard. He plays hard every second that he is on the court. His maturity makes him a natural leader. He can leap out of the gym and is deceptively strong. Xzavier can score the ball at all three levels but really excels at attacking the rim. Will definitely be able to play at the next level; a great talent.' Thaggard was excellent at camp, securing the Mr. Hustle award with relative ease, and should see an uptick in his recruitment over the coming months. 

#155: 6'3 '22 Daniel Penosky (Legion Collegiate)

Continuing onto a player that arguably stood out as the top perimeter shooter on this team, Daniel Penosky. He's an unselfish, skilled, high-motor guard prospect with nice size, toughness, and the ability to make plays without requiring the ball in his hands. Penosky is a capable creator, defender, and penetrator with a willingness to find the best available play. Although a lethal spot-up threat, he also shoots the ball with efficiency off the bounce and attacks closeouts as needed. Next in his development process is working on moving without the ball, as it would make him an even better spot-up threat. Coach Carpenter on Penosky: 'Daniel is a 'scorer's scorer.' His range and touch allow him to score from all three levels. Mechanically and fundamentally, his shooting is flawless. He could also defend on and off the ball. His area of opportunity is communicating on defense.' Penosky enjoyed a strong showing at camp and should have a productive senior campaign at Legion Collegiate. 

#170: 6'4 '25 Robert Moore (Porter Gaud)

Next, we look at a player that possesses all the tools to progress into a noteworthy prospect, Robert Moore. He's a long, wiry, young wing/forward prospect with IQ, unselfishness, and a blossoming offensive skillset. Moore typically applies the most pressure as a floor-spacer from beyond the arc, but also attacks effectively off the dribble'where he's able to finish or make smart passes. He's a reliable defender and rebounder, especially for his age, and doesn't display any glaring weaknesses on either side of the ball. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him a more physically imposing player on either side of the ball. Coach Carpenter on Moore: 'Robert can score the basketball! He is very silky and deliberate with his stroke. He has range and deft touch. He also defends and communicates well. Plays with tremendous effort and a very dangerous scorer on all three levels.' Moore continues to showcase a ton of ability, especially at an early age, and will definitely be a prospect for coaches to watch closely over the foreseeable future. 

#173: 6'4 '25 Brian Sumpter (Keenan)

Moving onto a player that is truly just beginning to scratch the surface of his long-term abilities, Brian Sumpter. He's a long, wiry, young wing/forward prospect with nice athleticism and solid capabilities as a floor-spacing option. Sumpter plays hard, works well within the team structure, and displays a pretty well-rounded collection of skills'especially for his age. He battles for rebounds and is capable of forcing turnovers defensively. Although already talented, his best basketball is ahead. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it will only make him more physically imposing on either end of the floor. Coach Carpenter on Sumpter: 'Brian is an athlete that will benefit from continued work. He's very long and can defend his position. He has very good basketball IQ and will develop into a very good player. His main area of opportunity is working on adding strength.' Sumpter enjoyed a quality showing at camp and will certainly be a prospect to monitor over the coming years. 

#189: 6'8 '23 Jacquez Dash (Porter Gaud)

Finishing up, we look at a player that possesses an enticing crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Jacquez Dash. He's a long, wiry post prospect with a nice balance between skill and athleticism, and clear upside on both ends of the floor. Dash is fairly mobile and displays a strong understanding of how to finish, rebound, and anchor the paint defensively. He doesn't look to force the action or overcomplicate things, but will take advantage of scoring opportunities as needed. Dash runs the floor well in transition and highlights multiple reliable scoring moves out of the post. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would only make him a better finisher around the basket. Coach Carpenter on Dash: 'Jacquez is a very big post player who can defend and score in the post. He has a soft touch around the rim and isn't afraid to bang down low. He needs to continue developing his footwork, but can definitely play at the next level.' Dash highlighted a lot of impressive flashes during camp and should be a prospect to monitor over the next two seasons at Porter Gaud.

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